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n. pl. pipefish or pipe·fish·es
Any of various slim fishes of the subfamily Syngnathinae chiefly of marine waters, having a tubelike snout and an elongated body encased in bony rings.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various teleost fishes of the genera Nerophis, Syngnathus, etc, having a long tubelike snout and an elongated body covered with bony plates: family Syngnathidae. Also called: needlefish



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any small, elongated fish of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and a covering of bony plates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony platespipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
dwarf pipefish, Syngnathus hildebrandi - small (4 inches) fish found off the Florida Gulf Coast
Cosmocampus profundus, deepwater pipefish - a fish 8 inches long; found from eastern Florida to western Caribbean
sea horse, seahorse - small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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Snorkelling on a starless night off South Water Caye is intense - see lobsters, crabs, pipefish, shrimp, reef squid and tiny blue fish attracted to lights.
The river pipefish, syngnathus watermeyeri, found in estuaries in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, is said to be facing imminent extinction because of natural and human threats to the brackish estuaries and local eelgrass beds in which it lives.
Aguilar said in a phone interview that they were able to recover about 52 kilos of dried alligator pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus), a fish included in the family of sea horses.
1810), and northern pipefish Syngnathus fuscus (Storer, 1839), showed a greater affinity for the clam beds in response to the structure provided by the attached macroalgae.
Among the observed prey items, species such as roach, rudd, silver bream, bleak, monkey goby, perch, and black-striped pipefish, Syngnathus abaster, were found in the stomachs of all studied piscivorous fishes, however with different prevalence and importance.
Dominant species included pinfish and pipefish, present through the year, and several species of sciaenids which showed seasonal peaks.
Atlantic pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) extends its northward distribution range to Svalbard (Arctic Ocean).
I tried to get interested in a tiny pipefish, dusky-colored with faded white bands, that darted its concerned seahorse eyes around as I peered into them, the equivalent of King Kong looking into a skyscraper window--but my regulator was irritating my gums; my right foot was cramping.
189) decided that additional voucher material was needed to confidently include this pipefish in the known Bermuda ichthyofauna.
The survey reveals that the bird's main prey, the sand eel, has been replaced by the bony and indigestible snake pipefish, which is moving North as a result of overfishing and warming seas.